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Qwikblade
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
When I try to open a folder on my hard drive, Windows wants to connect to the
internet. I close the connection and the folder opens normally, but how do I
get it to stop trying to connect?

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Install a good firewall - one that blocks unwanted outbound traffic as well
as unwanted inbound traffic. Then when something tries to connect, out of
the ordinary, you will be flagged. At that point you can disallow that
particular instance either once or permanently.

Then check you system for infestations of viruses, spyware, dialers, key
loggers etc.

Don't ever go clicking things just because a web site, e-mail, popup or
rogue desktop tells you to! If you are not 101% certain what an action will
do - don't
perform that action.

Download, install, update and run the following:

If you don't have any antivirus installed, AVG Antivirus (free) from
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

Ad-Aware (free) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

SpyBot Search and Destroy (free) from
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Microsoft Anti Spyware (free) from
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

And continue to control your clicking finger!


--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Qwikblade" <qwikblade@(nospam).gmail.com> wrote in message
news:7B7FC1B0-61B5-4299-9323-458EAC8B7E11@microsoft.com...
> When I try to open a folder on my hard drive, Windows wants to connect to
> the
> internet. I close the connection and the folder opens normally, but how
> do I
> get it to stop trying to connect?

Qwikblade
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
I have Norton AV and Norton Personal Firewall along with AdAware and Spybot
S&D installed... it happened when I upgraded from 98se to XP (pro if it
matters)

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Install a good firewall - one that blocks unwanted outbound traffic as well
> as unwanted inbound traffic. Then when something tries to connect, out of
> the ordinary, you will be flagged. At that point you can disallow that
> particular instance either once or permanently.
>
> Then check you system for infestations of viruses, spyware, dialers, key
> loggers etc.
>
> Don't ever go clicking things just because a web site, e-mail, popup or
> rogue desktop tells you to! If you are not 101% certain what an action will
> do - don't
> perform that action.
>
> Download, install, update and run the following:
>
> If you don't have any antivirus installed, AVG Antivirus (free) from
> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5
>
> Ad-Aware (free) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
>
> SpyBot Search and Destroy (free) from
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>
> Microsoft Anti Spyware (free) from
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
>
> And continue to control your clicking finger!
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Qwikblade" <qwikblade@(nospam).gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7B7FC1B0-61B5-4299-9323-458EAC8B7E11@microsoft.com...
> > When I try to open a folder on my hard drive, Windows wants to connect to
> > the
> > internet. I close the connection and the folder opens normally, but how
> > do I
> > get it to stop trying to connect?
>
>
>

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
<sigh> It would be nice to get all the information at the beginning!

What does Norton firewall have to say about it? I know that ZoneAlarm would
block it and I could then use the supplied information to track the problem!

Anything else you would like to add, to save other people some time, and to
allow you to get a few good answers to your problem?

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Qwikblade" <qwikblade@(nospam).gmail.com> wrote in message
news:A5C9AA52-4CFB-4B9D-BCDD-3C77FB529356@microsoft.com...
>I have Norton AV and Norton Personal Firewall along with AdAware and Spybot
> S&D installed... it happened when I upgraded from 98se to XP (pro if it
> matters)
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Install a good firewall - one that blocks unwanted outbound traffic as
>> well
>> as unwanted inbound traffic. Then when something tries to connect, out of
>> the ordinary, you will be flagged. At that point you can disallow that
>> particular instance either once or permanently.
>>
>> Then check you system for infestations of viruses, spyware, dialers, key
>> loggers etc.
>>
>> Don't ever go clicking things just because a web site, e-mail, popup or
>> rogue desktop tells you to! If you are not 101% certain what an action
>> will
>> do - don't
>> perform that action.
>>
>> Download, install, update and run the following:
>>
>> If you don't have any antivirus installed, AVG Antivirus (free) from
>> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5
>>
>> Ad-Aware (free) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
>>
>> SpyBot Search and Destroy (free) from
>> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>>
>> Microsoft Anti Spyware (free) from
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
>>
>> And continue to control your clicking finger!
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>>
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "Qwikblade" <qwikblade@(nospam).gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:7B7FC1B0-61B5-4299-9323-458EAC8B7E11@microsoft.com...
>> > When I try to open a folder on my hard drive, Windows wants to connect
>> > to
>> > the
>> > internet. I close the connection and the folder opens normally, but
>> > how
>> > do I
>> > get it to stop trying to connect?
>>
>>
>>


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